Canunda Wind Farm

The $92.5 million Canunda Wind Farm at Lake Bonney, near Millicent in South Australia’s south east, represents a diversification of the company’s energy business in Australia and a move towards increased power generation from renewable resources.

Canunda is jointly owned by ENGIE (72 per cent) and Mitsui & Co Ltd (28 per cent). 

Canunda Wind Farm has 23 turbines capable of generating approximately 46 MW of electricity- enough to provide the power needs of around 30,000 homes. Each turbine blade spans 39 metres.  

The wind turbines at Canunda use wind speeds from 4m/sec and produce maximum energy at 14m/sec. They can operate at wind speeds of up to 25m/sec (90km/hour).  

The wind yield in South Australia will enable Canunda to produce electricity up to 34 per cent of the time - a very high yield by global standards.  

The wind farm occupies a site approximately 8km long by 3km at its widest point. It is linked by a 14km, 33,000 volt transmission line to electricity transmission facilities at the Snuggery substation adjacent to the company’s Snuggery power station.  

ENGIE has signed a power purchase agreement with leading energy retailer AGL for all the output generated by the Canunda Wind Farm.